President of the DVD/Blu-ray releasing company, Synapse Films
This one is for "us"... the folks that remember and embrace thrillers of the 60s like BLOW-UP, REPULSION, THE COLLECTOR, and the startling shocks of films like BLOOD AND BLACK LACE. Not sure how younger audiences of today will take to this one but, for those of us who know (wink, wink), this is a damn fine time at the movies.
What starts as a fish out of water story, turns slooooowly into something much more complex and horrifying. One…
Sorry for being so blunt, but this movie is fucking amazing. It's brutal, horrifying, nauseating, unrelenting and will make your blood boil, as it was meant to. It's gratuitous violence may turn off the easily shaken, but... Wow... This is one hell of a revenge thriller based on Brian Garfield's novel. The unrated version is the one to watch.
For me, OPERA is tied evenly with SUSPIRIA as Argento's most amazing film. An almost perfectly filmed "giallo", OPERA is considered by many to be the "bridge" of Argento's career... the point in which his films have distinctly "gone down hill" and his career hasn't quite recovered. I admit to liking almost everything he has filmed, really, including THE STENDHAL SYNDROME which came after this, but OPERA is a masterwork.
The haunting camera movements, cinematography, extreme flashes of gore and…